The Plečnik Year at the Plečnik House is kicking off with an exhibition on the last fully completed project by Jože Plečnik, Slovenia's most distinguished and famous the architect, namely the construction of a garden pavilion on the Brijuni Islands in 1956.
The retrospective exhibition features 97 black and white photographs depicting the key events of five wars, which the author documented with his camera. The exhibition also features a series of portrait photographs of Capa’s friends and artistic colleagues, such as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
Besides Henri Cartier-Bresson, Capa was one of the most influential founding members of Magnum Photos, the world’s most prestigious photo agency.
Damjan Gales' photographic oeuvre consists of interpretations of contemporary Slovenian architecture, the baroque in Slovenia and the works of Jože Plečnik. The accompanying catalogue will contain over 150 reproductions of photographs, both in black and white and colour.
The legendary band Gipsy Kings, Grammy winners and recipients of gold and platinum discs, will entertain the concert goers with some of their biggest hits, such as Volare, Bamboleo, Baila me, Djobi Djoba.
The superstar instrumental pop duo 2Cellos consists of two young virtuosos from Slovenia and Croatia, who became internationally famous with their cover of Michael Jackson's hit song Smooth Criminal, which has so far been seen by 11 million people on YouTube.
Depeche Mode began their career in 1980, when the band, originally named Composition of Sound, was joined by the singer Dave Gahan. Depeche Mode are considered one of the originators of electronic pop music.
BIO, the Biennial of Design, is a prestigious international exhibition of products related to industrial design, visual communication, corporate visual identity and design concepts.
The exhibition will cover Jože Plečnik's realized and unrealized architectural plans for the Ljubljana Castle. It will feature both Plečnik's larger-scale plans for the renovation of the Ljubljana Castle, as well as a variety of archival photos and plans for access to the castle and developments of Šance, the former fortifications on the Castle Hill.
Cirque du Soleil, the famous Canadian artistic ensemble, who ‘reinvented the circus’, will have a debut performance in Ljubljana with their show called Varekai.
The Dutch violinist André Rieu is one of the biggest stars of our times. His concerts feature the biggest musical hits from the movies, musicals, operas, as well as from the wealth of pop and rock music and, of course, some of the most beautiful waltzes.
The International Biennial of Graphic Arts has been running since 1955 and is one of the most acclaimed graphic arts-related events in the world. The Biennial's main exhibition is accompanied by exhibitions of works by the winners of the previous, 31st edition of the Biennial and a number of other exhibitions and art events held at various venues across Ljubljana.
The annual Ljubljana Jazz Festival features performances of some of the world's most famous jazz musicians and welcomes numerous jazz lovers from both Slovenia and abroad.
Ljubljana Festival, with its long-established tradition and a programme that includes top artistic events, is an important part of Ljubljana's cultural life in the summer. Every year, the rich concert, theatre, opera and ballet programme features a number of renowned artists, including some of the world's most famous ones.
The touring exhibition will present the current artistic production of young artists. At least one of the featured artists will be presented through a print inspired by the works and the life of Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik.